60 were dead and 500 injured after five days of rioting between Hindus and Muslims in Bombay.
New York World-Telegram reporter H.R. Ekins won a race against two other New York newspaper journalists to travel around the world on commercial airline flights. He accomplished the feat in 18-1/2 days. His opponents were New York Evening Journal reporter Dorothy Kilgallen, who finished in second place, and New York Times reporter Leo Kieran. Despite Kilgallen’s second-place finish, upon her return to New York, where she lived, many photographs of her were published in newspapers and magazines.
The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.
Mr. Shrinkle talks to me about teaching Spanish!!! Ojala!
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today
The excursion steamship Romance collided with the steamer New York in a fog near Boston Harbor. The Romance sank in less than twenty minutes but the New York was able to rescue all passengers and crew aboard and return to Boston Harbor despite a 12-foot hole in the bow
Hitler gave an 8,500-word address before 800,000 Nazis on the subject of authority, which he called “the foundation of all harmony”. Unlimited individual liberty, Hitler asserted, led to anarchy. Following the speech, a proclamation outlined Nazi Germany‘s next goal as the restoration of its pre-war colonies and rebuilding its economy through a four-year plan.
Belgian Prime Minister Paul van Zeeland gave a radio address explaining that the world was splitting up between left-wing and right-wing extremists, and the only way to prevent a split within Belgium was to pursue a policy of complete neutrality. This speech signalled a shift in Belgian foreign policy to avoid any kind of alliances that could draw the country into a war.